No horsing around! Ventura County firefighters create trail to rescue horse which fell into canyon
Horse reported to be doing okay after traumatic day.
Ventura County firefighters didn't horse around as they stepped up to make a very unusual rescue.
A horse fell down a steep Ventura County canyon, and there was no easy way to get her out. It happened on Friday in Balcom Canyon, southwest of Fillmore.
The horse named Cookie was stuck at the bottom of the canyon. Ventura County Fire, and search and rescue teams were called to the scene. They cut a quarter of a mile trail down a steep hillside to reach the horse, and lead her to safety.
Cookie apparently escaped the ordeal without serious injuries, and after being evaluated by a vet, the six year old horse was released to her owners.